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Actor, journalist in Kano’s list of ‘strange deaths’

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THE list of victims in the strange death ravaging Kano State has continued its surge with Kannywood actor, Ubale Ibrahim and a journalist, Yusuf Wakili Yola, joining the current figures to have passed away in the last 24 hours.

  Though Kano State government has debunked any link of the mass death in the state with Coronavirus pandemic, the artistes’ death has added to hundreds of people that have been reported dead since the state recorded its first case of COVID-19 in April.

  Meanwhile, the authorities are still investigating the causes of the deaths preliminary report says diabetes, malaria and hypertension may have been responsible for the deaths.

  Reports have it that national coordinator of the presidential task force, Sani Aliyu’s father, Aliyu, Daneji, a former ambassador and wife of Kabiru Bayero,  Khadijah Abdallah including a prominent businessman based at Kwanar Jaba in Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano Tijjani Yarwa have all joined the list of those who have passed away.

  The Kano State government has emphasised that autopsy is frowned at by the religion and culture of the people and as a result, decided to adopt verbal autopsy to ascertain the cause of the unexplained deaths.

  It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a two-week lockdown and a probe to ascertain the real cause(s) of the deaths.

  The Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, is begging for the 14-day total lockdown imposed on the state by the federal government to be eased, despite the state’s strong grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 342 confirmed cases and eight deaths recorded as at today, May 4th alone, making it the state with the second highest number in Nigeria with only Lagos ahead with 1,107 and 30 deaths so far.

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